Congratulations to the 2019 NH Grad Orchestra and Singers

Congratulations to the 2019 NH Grad Orchestra and Singers 

John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS Symphony Orchestra at Commencement 2019 PART 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewgx1pCZdNQ&feature=youtu.be

John L. Miller-Great Neck North HS Symphony Orchestra at Commencement 2019 PART 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qgRcqn9psg&feature=youtu.be

 

James Kinder, Director of Photography

And like some Directors (à la Hitchcock), Kinder likes to make a cameo appearance (see part 2)

 

2019 GRADS!!

Keep music in your life.  If at all possible, keep playing your instrument.  When you play your instrument in college, you're bound to make more life-long friends!

If you were unable to perform with us because of the Chemistry and/or Physics Regents Exams, I want to say how much I appreciate that some of you attended our rehearsals anyway.  You really helped the freshmen players learn this difficult music and you are among the very dedicated musicians of our program.  THANK YOU!

To the Musicians who played at the NHS Commencement:

What a spectacular way to end an incredible year!  I appreciate that you attended all those rehearsals during your finals and regents exams and spending the first day of your summer vacation making the Commencement extra special for the graduates and their families, our faculty and administration and the entire Board of Education.  Our performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Bernstein’s West Side Story and Shostakovich’s Finale from Symphony No. 5 completely rocked the house! 

The music you played before the ceremony (music composed or performed by John Coltrane) and during the recessional (Celebration!, To Life!, Saturday Night Fever, New York New York) was a perfect ending to a perfect Commencement.  

Teachers, administrators, the staff, students and parents who do not normally attend our concerts were extremely surprised to hear what a fine ensemble you make.  The people who work at Tilles Center (who deal with the finest musicians from the great orchestras of the world), as well as Mr. Robert Zahn and the TV75 crew were also very impressed by your musicianship and discipline.  Each time we were warming up and touching up spots in the rehearsals, you were so intent and focused on our work together that you didn't notice them observing you.   I received many compliments from people who were present at our “open rehearsal” at 8:00 am. 

Our compliments also to Senior Singers and Dr. Levy in their passionate and heartfelt good-bye performance!

 To the Instrumentalists:

As you've heard me say before, every time you pick up your instrument, it's a performance.  You never know when somebody is listening or being moved by your sounds.  You've done so much for so many people this year in the work we've done in class, in the time you've spent practicing alone and in our public performances--live and on TV75.  When the Great Neck residents watch your performances on TV75, they know that their tax dollars are being put to excellent use in our school music program.

 

I am very proud of what you've accomplished this year.   Look for the daily broadcast of our Commencement performance on Channel 75 this summer!

 

https://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/Page/14252

go to: 1:12:32

 

I, myself, am very excited about spending my summer rehearsing with fellow musicians and I will keep you posted about my concerts.

July 24, 2019 in Manhattan is one that features several members of the GNPS Faculty! 

SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm!

 

 

https://www.ferry.nyc/events/stuyvesant-cove-summer-concert-series-lower-east-side/

 

 

Have a great summer and email or text me when you hear, sing or play great music! 

 

Practice when and as much as you can, 

 

or quit.

 

Senior Singers

 

 

Guest of Honor Dr. William A. Shine

 

 

NH Grad Orchestra

 

 

Maestra Molly Racsko

 

 

Maestro Yoel Hawa

 

 

Celli Bassi

 

 

Val Hawa Sal Rothbaum

 

 

Violins

 

 

More Violins

 

 

Happy Grad Musicians

 

 

2019 NH Commencement Audience

 

 

THE 2019 GREAT NECK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL GRAD ENSEMBLE

59 musicians

38 seniors

21 underclass

 

Although unable to perform because of the Chemistry and/or Physics Regents on Graduation Day, we were happy to have the presence of

Katherine Smolens Izzy Hidasi, Nora Monasheri, Kevin Khadavi and Daniel Choi 

 

VIOLIN-12

*Sophia R Askari     

*Lynda Bigio             

*Liorah Felorian      

*Isobelle H (Belle) Lim

*Shannon Liu            

*Sharona Moradi    

Sally Sarker

Adam Tsou

Tiantian Emily Wei

*Rachel You            

Daniel Zeng

*Christopher Lu

 

VIOLA-4

Ariella Cohen

*Yoel Hawa

Elizabeth Margiloff

Christopher Matos Suero (Chris)

 

CELLO-4

*Neil Chou                                  

*Emily R Cohen

*Michael Cohenmehr                

Joshua Oken

 

BASS-2

*Alan Chau

*Etan Y Sedaghatfar

 

FLUTE-6

*Sarah R Tang

Kelly Chau

*Zoe Lampione                           

Alice Liu

*Xi (Mandy) Sun

Madeline Yang

 

OBOE-2

Kaiming Zhang

Christine Tiong

 

BASSOON-1

*Cody J Yam                              

 

CLARINET-7

*Kayla S Yousefzadeh               

*Eyal Hakimi

*Bob Qian

*Joshua B Rothbaum

*Nathaniel Y Sehati  OT

Ashleigh Wong

Brandan Chen

 

BASS CLARINET-2

*Frederick N Sion

Jesse Racsko

 

TENOR SAX-2

*Molly Racsko

*Daniel Chitsaz                          

 

HORN-1

*Daniel Itzkowitz    

 

TRUMPET-5

*Benjamin S Cohen  

*Jonathan Kirshner 

Emma Sassouni

*Alexander Sum                         

Ilan Greenblatt

 

TROMBONE-1

*Michelle Goh

 

EUPHONIUM-1

*Omeed A Tartak

 

TUBA-2

Preston Chan

*Edrian A Kokhabi                     

 

PERCUSSION-7

*Samuel Calto

*XiKai (Kevin) Liao                  

Sabrina Schlusselberg              

Oscar Wostenholme

*Jacob Landerer                       

*Aaron B Geula                         

*Lucien Wostenholme

 

 

* Senior Musician

 

 

Joseph Rutkowski

Instrumental Music Director,  John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School

Administrative Teacher-MUSIC, John L. Miller - Great Neck North High School

Tri-M Chapter 2605 Advisor

35 Polo Road

Great Neck, NY 11023

(516) 441-4751

JRutkowski@greatneck.k12.ny.us

Alternate email: josephrrutkowski@gmail.com

 

Check our web site: http://web.greatneck.k12.ny.us/nhmusic/